Eckerd College
  • - Marine Science
  • St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Marine Scientist/Oceanographer

The Marine Science Program at Eckerd College invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to start September 2020. A Ph.D. in Oceanography, Marine Science, or related field is required. We seek a broadly-trained scientist-educator who is strongly committed to teaching and student/faculty research at the undergraduate level. Although the area of expertise is flexible, the successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in the chemical and/or physical oceanographic components of the program, including overseeing the chemistry track within the marine science major. The teaching component consists of seven courses per year in a 3-1-3 format. Teaching responsibilities will include an upper-level course in Chemical and Physical Oceanography, regular participation in our introductory-level courses in Biological and/or Geological Oceanography, and course(s) in the applicant's area of expertise. Additionally, participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. The successful applicant will be expected to secure external funding to establish an active research program that is accessible to undergraduate students, and complements existing departmental strengths. Preference will be given to applicants that can demonstrate a well-developed plan for establishing a long-term student/faculty research program that complements existing student/faculty programs in the biological and/or geological sciences.

Eckerd College is an outstanding college of the liberal arts and sciences with an enrollment of approximately 1900 students. It is the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida and has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. The college is situated on a 108-ha waterfront campus on lower Tampa Bay. The marine science major is an interdisciplinary program that currently includes tracks in biology, geology, chemistry and geophysics. The Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory provides excellent teaching and research facilities, including an assortment of vessels ideal for direct, year-round access to a variety of coastal and shallow marine environments. Eckerd's undergraduate program is part of a large marine-oriented research community located in St. Petersburg, Florida, which includes the USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Institute of Oceanography, NOAA Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, and the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science.

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via Applications must be complete by 11 October 2019. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Amy NS Siuda (

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

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